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voters. then tragedy mars the first u.n. international day of the girl child. behind the headlines, wage theft, a little known problem that costs mainly women workers millions of dollars. hello, i'm bonnie erbe. welcome to "to the contrary," a discussion of news and social trends from diverse perspectives. up first, pushing for women. will a more moderate mitt appeal to women voters? that is what the gop presidential hopeful is counting on as he moves more towards the middle on women's rights. romney generated buzz this week over remarks he made about abortion, saying access to abortion is not on his legislative agenda. regardless, he added he would defund planned parenthood and prevent use of federal funds for abortions. he continues to call himself a "pro-life candidate." meanwhile, romney shows growing support among women in the latest polls, following his strong debate performance, almost closing the gender gap. so congresswoman norton, will a more moderate mitt appeal to women voters? >> bonnie, not unless women develop political amnesia and forget the mitt of the tea party republic
with his speech at the u.n. i raise that because the jewish vote does matter. let's be frank about it. more important or as important, and jewish money matters. the biggest giver in this campaign on the other side is they do, -- is a jew. the issue of israel is important as is always in u.s. foreign policy. how do you think that plays out in the election, particularly given that netanyahu has not been successful, but a significant number of jews who feel that obama has been disrespectful to netanyahu? >> let me back up on two quick points. i think it is important to distinguish the jewish money from pro-use real money. there are huge numbers of jews like me in the jewish community who have very diverse views on israel, who do not support u.s. military aid to israel, who don't support giving israel the kind of diplomatic support at the united nations, providing the kind of impunity for israeli war crimes. it is not about jewish money, but pro-israel money that we have to identify. the other point, as a quebecer, i think netanyahu has succeeded in one very import -- as a matter of course, i t
should anyone believe that the u.n. can fix things? >> you are right that the divisions in the council make a solution difficult. that was one of the reasons i resigned, as you know, but the challenge is to overcome those divisions and get them working -- i tried. at the beginning, they came together, but it was not sustained. if the security council is not made to come together, then we are in a really hopeless situation. >> and syria will descend further into war? >> it could get worse. it could get much worse. how do we solve the problem? militarization or intervention, in my judgment, will make the situation much worse. >> what do you foresee happening? >> i think the neighbors will be drawn in. already, we have seen thousands of refugees fleeing to jordan, lebanon, turkey, iraq. she hottest elements are coming in across the border -- jihadist elements are coming in across the border. >> do you think the only solution is for assad to go? >> there is no doubt that you cannot kill that many people and stay in power, but that is not a solution. that is may be part of the solution. wha
easy to read. (laughter) >> yeah, so easy to read. i'd say i spent during the u.n. week i spent two hours at a tea that president ahmadinejad held for a number of book authors and i emerged from it more confused about where iran is today than i think i was when i went in. i think the iranians would like a cost-free way out and i reported last week on the details of an iranian offer, a nine-point plan in which basically the u.s. lifts all the sanctions and then at the end the iranians suspended the production of the fuel that you could turn into a bomb the fastest. this isn't going anywhere because the u.s. doesn't want to give up its leverage. >> rose: right. >> but what it does tell you is that these sanctions may finally be getting the attention of the iranian leadership we don't know whether it's getting to the point that they would actually begin to carve back on the nuclear program and that's going to be the big test. the iranians have basically made a clear they don't want to conduct any negotiations until the end of our presidential elections. >> rose: right. >> and who could
that russia in involved. that's going to complicate what's already an awful situation at the u.n. security council isn't it? >> that will make things a lot more difficult. turkey and syria, we pretty much know that relationship. there is no relationship. but now if this country, turkey, has to start having a difficult relationship with russia, i think that will tremendously complicate international diplomacy. earlier today russia's prime minister was adamant that it needed an explanation about what had happened. we're told that there's been no particular communication so far between those capitols. >> when, james, when syria describes this as a hostile act, it is just diplomat i think language. but what could it mean? >> i think to be absolutely honest i'd have to go back to the original language and look to see exactly which word was used, another translation we've seen was an act of air pirate si. if you just judge the turkey, syria hostility on rhetoric, you should be alarmed. i've just come back from the border where we could overlook syria and we saw the education minister visiting. w
the tensions over the economics and the austerity measures the u.n. imposed on some countries in the euro zone. >> the door of the nobel opened at exactly 11:00 local time, as happens every year where the committee chairman makes his announcement. once again, it was a huge surprise. >> the nobel committee has decided that the nobel peace prize for 2012 is to be awarded to the european union. >> the european union emerged from the seventh station of the second world war in which tens of millions of people were killed. the aim was to prevent further conflict in europe. focusing initiatives on france and germany. >> today war between germany and france is unthinkable. this shows a well maintained effort and confidence that former foes can become close partners. >> what's now known as the european union expanded rapidly. the fall of the berlin wall led to eastern europe's country joining. and it was something the european commission president also focused on today when he gave his reaction to the award. >> european union was able in six countries to reunite almost all european continents. freedom,
is really violations of international law in the occupied territories presented its findings to a u.n. panel on monday after a weekend of testimony in new york. the russell tribunal on palestine was created in 2009 to bring attention to the responsibility other states bear for israel's violations of international all. presenting a summary, two of the jurists said israeli violations were impossible without u.s. government backing. >> the tribunal finds that israel's ongoing colonial settlement expansion, its racial separatism policies, as well as its violent militarism would not be possible without the united states economic military and diplomatic support. >> the russell tribunal session here in new york will give us the opportunity to further persuade people who believe in justice and equality and peace in this country that they should join the campaign for solidarity with palestinian people and palestinian freedom. the ousted president mohamed nasheed after he ignored a summons to appear in court. he is facing charges of illegally ordering the arrest of a judge appointed by gayoom, who rul
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